I've been tempted in the past, but I've always worried about comfort. I bought a Klipsch X5 when they were half price shortly after they came out. I love them but can only use them sporadically because they're painful when mu allergies act up
Can you put the cable over your ears? The X5 has horrible microphonics but they pretty much go away when I put the cable over my ear. Like the Ety, they're not designed that way so it's a little awkward and it makes them stick out quite a bit, but it's worth it to get rid of microphonics.
Yes, the microphonics will go away for a big part but it didn't work for me. The cable just won't stay over my ears.
And even if you do make it stay, you will look like a horribly mutated alien from Snickers.